Can This Democracy Be Saved?

By Jenny Price '96, Preston Schmitt '14 and Michael W. Wagner

As our nation faces a great political divide, UW experts and alumni explore the current state of democracy, our voting system, the enormous power and potential of social media, and the hopeful voices of the next generation.

Fulsome Prison Blues

By John Allen

As a student, UW sociology professor Alice Goffman spent six years immersed in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. What she learned shaped her understanding of urban policy and inspired a break-out book.

The Kick that Captivated a Country

By Dave Revsine

An excerpt from The Opening Kickoff explores how UW legend Pat O'Dea "put the foot in football" and gained long-overdue respect for the Wisconsin team during the early days of intercollegiate athletics.

Behind the Screens

By Jill Sakai PhD’06

What does it take to produce one of those courses with the funny name? We look at the intense planning, the in-the-field work, and the post-production effort required to create a MOOC.

Fall 2014

Cover from the Fall 2014 issue

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